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Robot Surgeons and 4 Other Medical Advances That Sound Like Sci-Fi

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Published on May 3, 2020

Modern medicine is wonderful, but even in a world where open-heart surgery and brain-scanning headsets sound almost mundane, some medical advances do truly seem like science fiction. From robot-assisted microsurgery to reanimated organs, here are 5 futuristic advancements that are actually around today.

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Sources:
Robot surgeons:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-0...
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Exosuits:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/la...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GyJB...

CRISPR:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-s...
https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-b...
https://ir.editasmedicine.com/news-re...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/gene...
https://journals.lww.com/retinajourna...

Wound Healing:
https://news.wisc.edu/its-not-a-shock...
https://nanoscience.engr.wisc.edu/new...
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/...
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/a...
https://www.newscientist.com/article/...
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/...

Zombie organs:
https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsxLC...
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/a...

Image Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146...
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